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Why interdisciplinary engineering is important
Students need to be dynamic and adapt to changing industry requirements. They need to be able to function differently and cannot work in silos anymore. A degree in interdisciplinary engineering allows them to try different things and gain a varied set of skills for the working world. Collaboration and having a varied skillset are critical in engineering.
Townes Gibson, an Industrial Design student, spent his fall semester at LovePop, a Boston-based greeting card company that specializes in three-dimensional imagery that “pops up” as a person opens a card. One of the design challenges in a LovePop card is its level of intricacy. Each laser-cut card contains complex pieces that must display a high level of detail while also folding back into place when the card is closed without damaging the design. “It’s highly engineered,” Gibson says. “And we’ve definitely drawn some inspiration from origami.”
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Coming into Wentworth, I had the ability to conceptualize, but had a lot of trouble translating that into something that was architectural while still being expressive of those original abstract qualities. Through help from faculty and peers, I learned how to use my creativity to my advantage, and articulate my conceptual ideas through architectural form.
Collaboration & Partnership
Sporting a near-perfect GPA, Sam Curran was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the national student-athlete honor society; was the 2014-15 recipient of the Wentworth Bowl, the highest honor a student can receive in recognition of outstanding, overall participation in Wentworth activities; and was also the 2015 recipient of the President's Award for Biomedical Engineering.
A Location Ideal for Growth
“A major key to black future is telling your story, owning your story, learning to tell your story correctly,” Cliff Freeman says. “Whoever is writing the books is writing the stories. I think a lot of the time, black people aren’t writing the books that kids are reading in schools."